Nurse Coordinator - PACU

Position: Nurse Coordinator - PACU

Job ID: 163725

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: PW OR - SDS/PACU

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation. To join our community of 14,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for the women and children that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for a Nurse Coordinator - PACU -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will support excellence in clinical practice and the care of patients in accordance with their developmental stages. To coordinate the daily operations of the service by assisting the physicians, promoting the development of other nurse professionals, demonstrating clinical expertise, and implementing of the Department's philosophy and standards of nursing practice. To be responsible for the coordination of care for the patient and family as they move across the continuum.


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Responsibilities :

  • Assesses patients with input from the parent/family
  • Collaborates with the health care team to assist in the assessment of the patient/family throughout the patient’s care. Takes call for any issues that may occur after hours and on weekends
  • Completes nursing assessment of the patient/family including biological, psychological, age-appropriate developmental, environmental, cultural, and spiritual needs in an organized manner
  • Coordinates patient care by involving patient/family in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient care
  • Collaborates with the health care team to develop a plan of care based upon the nursing assessment.
  • Formulates, implements, and documents individual teaching plans based on patient/family assessment
  • Uses teaching strategies suitable for the learning ability of patient/family
  • Demonstrates consistent positive interpersonal skills in dealing with patients, families, and visitors to generate a feeling of trust and caring
  • Maintains ongoing and open communication with the perioperative/cath lab team and other related areas
  • Maintains accountability for coordinating activities in the unit or department
  • Coordinates, organizes, and supports all activities by accepting 24 hour availability 7 days a week
  • Acts as a liaison between the department and other institutions
  • Maintains professional development of self and participates in the development of others
  • Maintains professional standards by participating in in-services, professional development, and keeping informed of Hospital/Departmental communications as evidenced by in-service rosters


Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.

  • Required Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Associate's Degree in nursing with acceptance or current enrollment in a BSN program and signed agreement (see comments below) or an associate’s degree in a related field accepted by the Texas Board of Nursing for the purposes of obtaining and maintaining an RN license. Technical diploma in nursing with acceptance or current enrollment in a BSN program and signed agreement (see comments below) or Must be currently enrolled in a nursing bridge program working toward an MSN. Verified BSN-equivalency or a signed agreement is required
  • Licenses/Certifications: RN - Lic-Registered Nurses by the Texas Board of Nursing or Nursing Licensure Compact, BLS - Cert-Basic Life Support by the American Heart Association
  • Required 3 years Experience in Nursing with preferred Pediatric experience

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